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So the RQ:G book has moved us into the 1620s. Great!

Of course some of us either want to fill in the gaps for an older character (the game assumes a birthdate around 1604) or play a story or even a prologue back in the classic era.

I propose we hash one out together.

A campaign set in c.1613, during Starbrow's Revolt, would require a birthdate c.1592... which means a parent born c.1565 and grandparent around c.1540.

Let's get started...

 

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Events to flesh out:

1539: Dragonewt Dream

1546: Sarotar dies: Arkilia's tragedy in Esrolia.

1550: Prince Saronil is killed rescuing his granddaughter.

c.1560 ??: Trollkiller War

1565: Jarolar is killed fighting the Tarshites.

1568: Yoristina, the Feathered Horse Queen known as 'Keeps the Children', dies. her daughter Verala Tor becomes queen.

1569: Lunar spirits slay Prince Jarosar.

Monrogh founds the Sun Dome County in Vanntar.

1575: Tarkalor marries Verala Tor

1579: Phargentes' funeral in Furthest.

 

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I did some similar sketching for events, and have pretty much the same list. A few other events to possibly note though:

Around ~1573 - Orldaging Wars (I like these for a good representation of internal warfare inside the Sartarite kingdom)

1579 - Tarkalor recognized that the Yelmalio cult was legal possessor of the lands of the Amber Fields and Forthanland

1582 - The Lunar Tarshites try to destroy the Tarsh Exiles. Sartarites and Grazers are involved on the defense. Both King Tarkalor and his Queen were killed.

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Also, some variant events (more current) that are specific to the Red Cow and/or Cinsina:

I'm myself planning on adding some Culbrea intrigue/politics into the early years in my campaign, so some Culbrea related events seem of utility, so I'm including those. Background for the feud with the Emerald Sword also feels like a very suitable source.

1603-16113: The Cinsina are ruled by by the pro-Lunar King Garralor, who sought to control the Jonstown Confederation at the expense of the Culbrea. That could be the source of something. He also re-instituted the Council of Grey Sages.

1607: The Wolf Hunt

1611-1612: Findar Longsword of the Two-Pine/Culbrea renews the Seven Tributes and exacts a heavy price from the Red Cow. Many in the clan were angry at that, and Farandar Orendalsson challenged Valenstor Moor-Leaper for the chieftaincy in 1612, but lost.

1613: After Starbrow's Revolt, Valenstor Moor-Leaper of the Red Cow is removed as chief to avoid punishment from the Empire. Broddi becomes the new chieftain. Maybe one of your parents could be among his supporters, perhaps exiled.

1614: Broddi stopped paying the Red Cow Tribute, and encouraged the Blueberry, Goodhaven and Greenhaft clans not to pay tribute either. Not sure if this translates to specific events, but seems quite notable regardless, especially as regards to the Cinsina relations to the Culbrea.

1615: Tormakt's Farm Massacre, which starts a feud with the Emerald Sword. Chief Broddi negotiates compensation, but Kangharl Black-Brow refuses the blood money for his dead wife, wanting only revenge. Broddi negotiated peace with the Emerald Sword, but the feuding continues a few years later. This is great background for the campaign and could easily slot into a character's history.

1617: Kangharl Black-Brow led a cattle raid against the Emerald Sword. Broddi can't settle the matter. The Emerald Sword champion, Rostakus Twice-Outlawed, tried to settle the feud in a duel at Dangerford; he killed the Red Cow champion Jordarn the Clash. Far from ending the feud this killing further enraged the Red Cow clan. This is very recent history for a Red Cow/Coming Storm/Eleven Lights campaign, of course.

Unfortunately I just have these rough notes for stuff to base events on, but I figured they might be useful regardless.

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Thanks, Grievous.

Starting with Arkilia's tragedy...

1546:

Sarotar is killed by Arkilia's lovers and she is kidnapped in Esrolia.

Participating Homelands: Sartar and Esrolia. (Esrolia +5)

D20  Event

1-10 Your ancestor was not present at the kidnapping

11-17 Your ancestor knew Arkilia and/or Sarotar. Gain Speak (Other Language) +5% for the other culture.

18-20 Your ancestor was present at the kidnapping

The Kidnapping of Arkilia

D20   Result

1-10  Survived.

11-20 Your ancestor was slain in the fighting. Gain Hate (Esrolian) and Loyalty (Sartar) if Sartarite, or Loyalty (Esrolia) and +5% Intrigue if Esrolian, and +1d3% Reputation for both.

 

Note that I'm using 'ancestor' rather than specifying a particular degree of relationship. If the ancestor died here, she or he is presumably a great-grandparent.

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1550: The Battle of Dwarf Ford

Participating Homelands: Sartar, Old Tarsh

D20 Event

1-15  Your ancestor did not accompany Prince Saronil in his attack on the dwarves.

16-20 Your ancestor accompanied Saronil's hero band to Dwarf Ford.

The Battle at Dwarf Ford

1-10 Your ancestor fled with Saronil's granddaughter, helping her to reach Sartar in safety. Gain Loyalty (Sartar)

11-20 Your ancestor was slain alongside Saronil, covering the escape of his granddaughter. Gain Hate (Dwarves), Honor Passion and +1d3% Reputation.

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Since I have made the death of Sarotar part of the "prequel" to my scenario Norinevra's homecoming, here are my thoughts about that period.

1539: Dragonewts' Dream

I'd start with the grandparent's clan reaction to the dragonewt activity, then offer a chance to participate in the Opening of the Big Rubble.

The first explorers of the Rubble will be able to bring back a heirloom or two. They might end up in the retinue of Sarotar.

1543: Sarotar's wooing of Arkilia, culminating with his death in 1546

In addition to  gaining Esrolian as a language, getting an allegiance or a feud with one of the Esrolian houses is on the table.

1546-1555 or so: the assassination war with Nochet

The brothers and cousins of Sarotar wage their campaign of revenge on the Queen, then Reverend Grandmother, of Nochet and her clan.

1548 (IMO): Tarkalor begins his war against the Kitori, Monrogh begins unifying the Old Sartar Elmali into what becomes Sun Dome County.

IMO Tarkalor and his companions join the Night Jumper society of the Curtali clan. The Nightjumping magic may become instrumental in the Esrolian assassinations.

1550: Dwarf revenge, Saronil dies rescuing Minara.

Possibly ties to Onelisin and her daughters.

1550: Dorasar sets off to start New Pavis.

The construction of New Pavis with its Sartarite wall starts, but would last a few years unless Dorasar uses Flintnail dwarf magic. If so, the wall should be finished before Saronil dies. More chances for Big Rubble plunder/perishing.

1555: Jarolar's arrival gives Palashee a crushing victory over King Philigos, who died in the battle.

Fame etc. to be had. Regardless of that, Palashee dies in a subsequent skirmish and duel with Phargentes.

 

The Founding of Sun Dome County probably takes place well before 1569, but

The Kitori War ends with the liberation of Whitewall to the Volsaxi, which may have come significantly after the liberation of Vanntar and relocation of the Elmali there. 1548 is a good date for that if you go for 1550 rather than 1575 for the founding of New Pavis.

The enslaving of the Ergeshi and Monrogh becoming Count may both be tied to the capture of Whitewall from the Kitori. This may play out in Jarosar's reign. 1569 marks the year of Tarkalor ratifying the position and officially giving Monrogh independence from Sartar (which never had sovereignty over Vanntar anyway).

Tarkalor's wooing of the FHQ is another longer build-up, with several possible events for people in Tarkalor's retinue, and also for people in Phargentes' retinue.

 

On the Tarshite side, the wars of Phargentes also include slaying kings of Aggar and Elkoi, and even prior to the death of Philigos, there will have been activities of Phargentes as the first Provincial Overseer in Holay, and possibly some tie-ins to the Tarshite holdings in Sylila. Chances to gain connections to either the Tarsh royal house or to the Orindori family which is going to produce Fazzur.

1555 marks the loss of Philigos against Palashee and Jarolar, the victory of Phargentes over Palashee, and the re-dedication of the Reaching Moon Temple.

The conquest of Sikithi Vale from the Grazers follows, IMO, not sure about the year. Furthest razed and rebuilt as Lunar city.

After Phargentes' death as a result of his overextending himself wooing the FHQ, we get the reign of Moirades with the establishment of the Provincial university, influx of Lunars to Furthest.

 

Reign of Terasarin:

1582: Liberation of the Far Place in the aftermath of Grizzly Peak.

Founding of Alone. Last royal road-building/wall building campaigns.

1590: Terasarin fends off a major Lunar invasion.

1600: Moirades projects "a stray moonbeam" to blind/slay Terasarin. Opportunities for Tarshite background, too.

Difficult ascension of Salinarg, formation of Household of Death by his children. (No parents or grandparents can join, but could be retainers.)

 

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5 hours ago, Grievous said:

Also, some variant events (more current) that are specific to the Red Cow and/or Cinsina:

Beat me to it!  I really like the idea of Local Color events whether for Cinsina, Culbrea, etc.  1606 Fall of the Maboder should likely be in there as the survivors become Cinsina thralls, but might make for some interesting PC's.

1 hour ago, Joerg said:

1590: Terasarin fends off a major Lunar invasion.

This occurs in 1591. SKoH p.272.

1 hour ago, Joerg said:

No parents or grandparents can join, but could be retainers.

Or they could be witnesses to the event and gain Fear (Humakti/Humakt) or Loyalty (Household of Death).

5 hours ago, jeffjerwin said:

Starting with Arkilia's tragedy...

1546:

As the tragedy is a series of back-and-forth feuds and reprisals leading to Saronil's death and even activities by Dorasor, it might be easier to write up as a period piece (e.g. 1546-1551).  That way you don't necessarily have to be so specific in each event and can incorporate more of the Hate(Sartarite) vs. Hate(Esrolian) or even Hate(specific clan) items in the die rolls.

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I included a couple of these older events in my Tusk Rider background post.  Specifically:

Year 1591

Participating Homelands: Stinking Forest, Esrolia, Lunar Tarsh, Sartar

Kingdom of Sartar invaded by Lunar Empire with its Tarshite and Tusk Rider allies. Belintar the God-King secretly supports the Kingdom against the Lunar invasion, and the invasion is defeated by Prince Terasarin.

Note: for Esrolia, Lunar Tarsh, and Sartar characters optionally add the 1591 event.

Year 1591 Events

Modifiers

Tusk Rider: -5 to D20 roll.

Esrolia, Sartar, Lunar Tarsh: +5 to D20 roll.

D20 Event

1–5  Raided other lands.  Roll on Tusk Rider Raid table.

6-10 Sartar Invasion (below).

11-12  Died of other causes, see Random Causes of Death table (page 35).

13–20 A normal year.

Sartar Invasion

Modifiers

Tusk Rider: -2 to D20 roll.

D20 Result

1–4 Plundered the Far Place. Gain 1D6×100 L.

5–13 Survived.

14–18 Killed in battle. If Tusk Rider, gain Hate (Sartarite clan); otherwise gain Honor Passion.

19–20 Died with great glory in battle.  Gain Honor Passion and Devotion (deity), and +1D3% Reputation. If Sartarite, gain Hate (Lunar Empire).

 

Year 1609

Participating Homelands: Stinking Forest, Dagori Inkarth, Lunar Tarsh, Old Tarsh, Sartar

Persistent raiding by the tusk riders rallied their foes, and many lands (Sartar, Tarsh, Trolls) sent their best hunters and warriors to hunt down the raiders. Success was, as usual, questionable.

Note: for human characters from Dragon Pass optionally add the 1609 event.

 

Year 1609 Events

Modifiers

Esrolia, Grazelands, Prax: –3 to D20 roll.

Dagori Inkarth, Lunar Tarsh, Old Tarsh, Sartar: +2 to D20 roll.

Stinking Forest: +10 to D20 roll.

D20 Event

1–9 A normal year.

10–11 Died of other causes, see Random Causes of Death table (page 35).

12–15 A normal year.

16–20 Fought in the Boar Hunt (below).

 

The Boar Hunt

Modifiers

Tusk Rider: –5 to D20 roll.

Hunters, Nobles, Priests, Warriors: +5 to D20 roll.

D20 Event

1 Died with great glory slaying a famed tribal war leader or clan chieftain while defending the Stinking Forest.  Gain Hate (tribe or clan) or Loyalty (Ivory Plinth) and +1D5% Reputation.

2–5 Died fighting invaders in the Stinking Forest.  Gain Hate (selected Homeland).

6–10 Survived

11–12 Died of other causes, see Random Causes of Death table (page 35).

13–15 Witnessed the bloody sacrifices and rituals at the Ivory Plinth. If Tusk Rider, gain Devotion (Bloody Tusk) or Loyalty (Ivory Plinth).  If other, gain Fear (Tusk Riders) or Fear (Bloody Tusk).

16–17 Sacrificed in bloody ritual at the Ivory Plinth.  Your grandparent or parent’s soul was bound to their hand as a slave spirit and cannot be contacted until the soul is freed.  Gain Hate (Tusk Riders).

18–19 Killed in skirmish.  Gain Hate (Tusk Riders).

20 Died with great glory dispatching the Tusk Riders. Gain Honor Passion and +1D3% Reputation.

 

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Wow! OK, on a roll...

I will condense these suggestions into a new timeline tomorrow.

We probably could do with more Grazer, Esrolian, and Tarshite events, though I suspect that Sartar will still be the most common choice for characters.

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44 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

We probably could do with more Grazer, Esrolian, and Tarshite events, though I suspect that Sartar will still be the most common choice for characters.

Don't forget 1611 and the Righteous Wind Rebellion including Harvar Ironfist's takeover of Aldachur and driving the small tribes into the wilderness/troll lands.

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Working draft of Expanded Family History (1520-1620)

 

Part I: 1520-1582

 

1520                           Apotheosis of Sartar.

1525                           Failed coup in Nochet against Queen Bruvala of House Norinel, led by her daughter. Brengala (another daughter) becomes queen.

c.1530                        Elmali strife in northern Sartar.

1535                           Death of Eneera Tor, FHQ, aged 104.

1532-37                     Civil War in Sun County. [visit of Monrogh and Tarkalor?]

1538-55                     The war of Palashee Longaxe in Tarsh

1538                           Burning of the Temple of the Reaching Moon.

c.1539                        Doragrestol participates in the Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death.

1539-44                     Dragonewt Dream.

1539                           The Rubble opens.

c.1540                        Aramites submit to Palashee.

1543                           Battle of the Donalf Flats.

1545                           Queen Mother Bruvala dies, aged 104. Her daughter Brengala retires; her daughter Norina becomes queen.

1546                           Sarotar slain in Esrolia; Arkilia abducted. House Norinel implicated.

1550                           New Pavis founded. [?]

1550                           Battle of Dwarf Ford; death of Saronil.

                                    A Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death.

1551                           Queen Norina is assassinated by Sartarite agents acting on bloodfeud. Imarjira of House Delaeos, a cousin, becomes queen. Her brother won the tournament a year earlier, but she struggles for power with Queen Mother Brengala.

1555                           Battle of Karnge Farm. Death of Philigos.

                                    Battle of Axefield. Death of Palashee Longaxe.

                                    Cinsina-Dinacoli War.

c.1551-64                  Kitori Wars/Trollkiller wars in Hendrikiland. [Corresponds to political crisis in Esrolia.] Bloodfeud with House Norinel may have connections to the war against the Kitori, who had mythic ties to the namesake of that House.

                                    Tarkalor befriends the Night Jumpers.

                                    The Red Cow sends warriors to fight beside Tarkalor.

c.1556-9                     ‘The Years of War against the Evil Empire’ [tCS, p.59]

1564                           Tarsh Army invades Balazar.

                                    Queen Imarjira is forced to abdicate and is replaced by Valinyr of Delainaeo, called the Sage.

1565                           Jarolar is slain. Verala Tor becomes FHQ.

c.1565                        Dorasor’s settlers and adventurers (many veterans of the Trollkiller War) in Pavis become rich looting the Rubble. One such is Kulfin of the Cinsina. [tCS, p.103]

1568                           Yorastina, former FHQ, ‘stumbles in her rituals’ and dies.

1569                           Tarkalor becomes prince of Sartar.

1572                           The nomads are defeated by Duke Dorasor at New Pavis; Badside Rebellion.

c.1573                        Orldaging war between Malani and Colymar.

1575                           Tarkalor marries the Feathered Horse Queen.

                                    Olend the Slim of the Cinsina dies in the Grazelands (with the groom’s party, nonviolently?)

1577                           War between the Colymar and King Tarkalor.

                                    Raid of the Dolutha against the Emerald Sword.

1579                           Coronation of Moirades.

                                    Death of Dorasor.

                                    Vaantar refounded as a Sun Dome County. Ergoshi enslaved.

                                    War between Sartar and Tarsh.

1580                           The Opening

1582                           Battle of Grizzly Peak [see RQ:G, p.xx]

 

Part II is coming.

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Part II: 1582-1621

 

1585                           Valinyr retires and Valinalda the Rich of Delainaeo is queen of Nochet.

1591                           Lunar invasion of Sartar turned back.

1597                           Assassinations of Sartarite royalty in the Holy Country. [in RQ:G]

1596/9                      Argrath is born in the Starfire Ridges.

1600                           A ‘stray moon-beam’ blinds Terasarin. He is killed.                       

                                    Salinarg becomes king.         

                                    The Household of Death, Salinarg’s three childen, swear their terrible oath.

1602                           Battle of Runegate Fort.

                                    Battle of Caroman Pass.

                                    Siege and conquest of Boldhome. [in RQ:G]

c.1603                        Sartarite refugees flee to Hendrikiland and Esrolia. In Nochet, Queen Valinalda welcomes them.

1605                           Building Wall Battle [in RQ:G]

1607                           The Wolf-hunt

                                    Destruction of the Maboder

1608                           First Lunar invasion of Prax. [in RQ:G]

1609                           The Boar-hunt

1610                           Grandmother Valinyr of Delainaeo dies in Nochet, along with Valinalda her neice, slain by an evil spirit (possibly sent by the Lunars). Hendira of Norinel, daughter-in-law of Valinalda, becomes queen.

                                    Minira becomes FHQ after the death of Virkala under ‘mysterious circumstances’ (see above…).

                                    Conquest of Pavis [in RQ:G]

                                    The Moirades the mad, king of Tarsh, dies during his union with Jar-Eel. His son Pharandos becomes king.

1611                           Seven Tributes exacted by Culbrea on the Red Cow.

                                    The Righteous Wind

1613                           Starbrow’s Revolt [in RQ:G]

1614                           Tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death.

1615                           Tormakt’s Farm Massacre

                                    Lunar-Grazer War [in RQ:G]

1617                           The duel at Dangerford.

1618                           Greymane’s Raid [in RQ:G]

1619                           Siege of Whitewall [in RQ:G]

1620                           Fall of Whitewall [in RQ:G]

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Year 1539-1544

Dragonewts' Dream

Participating Homelands: All

D20 Event

1-15    Your ancestor observed the dragonewts phantoms traversing the landscape, but kept their distance.

15-20 Your ancestor was present when conflict erupted between their people and the phantoms. Roll below.

D20

1-4   Found a dragonewt artifact, somehow left behind. It is an Utuma. See Runequest Bestiary, p.38

5-7   Was driven from their home by the horde of ghosts. Gain Fear (Dragonewts).

6-12 Witnessed the dragonewts altering the landscape and destroying or devouring spirits. Gain Elder Races Lore (Dragonewts) +1d6%

13-17 Tried to stop or talk to the dragonewts and was caught up in the event. Every one said they were cursed afterwards. Gain Dragonewt rune +5%.

18-20 Slain purposefully or accidentally by the dragonewt incursion. Gain Hate (Dragonewts).

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5 hours ago, jeffjerwin said:

Every one said they were cursed afterwards. Gain Dragonewt rune +5%.

Since there isn't a spot for or usage of the Dragonewt rune for humans, I'll suggest instead:  Gain Speak Auld Wyrmish +5%.  Could add to Reputation too (as known to be cursed).  Another possibility:  Gain Unusual Draconic tattoo (which persists through the generations) or Gain Dragon Magic (Dragon's Claw).

5 hours ago, jeffjerwin said:

18-20

You might think about breaking out 20 Witnessed a dream dragon rise.  Gain Fear (Dragons).

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7 hours ago, jeffjerwin said:

Dragonewts' Dream

Some useful ideas from the Pavis HQG book p.39-40: "In 1539, the unusual event called the Dragonewts’ Dream took place. At that time all of the living dragonewts of Dragon Pass crawled into their ancient cities, sealed and booby trapped them, and disappeared from view. Then, in numbers far greater than those of living Dragonewts, there appeared phantasmal images of
Dragonewts, generally dressed in antique costume, going about a silent and mysterious ritual. In some cases, they caused other portions of their phantom reality to appear as well, such as the Pyramid of Caran, which has sporadically appeared ever since."

Did the ancestor attempt to enter a sealed city to plunder it?  Perhaps their soul/spirit was trapped and lost, and only the body returned to the clan.

"It was possible to interfere with the ghostly creatures, but such attempts almost always led to severe retaliation by the apparitions. In those occasions where a ritual was entirely disrupted or destroyed by external forces, the Dragonewts always made at least one more try to perform it again.... Among other events forced by the Dragonewt’s Dream was the opening of Pavis. The magically-sealed doors hampered the easy passage of the Dragonewt ghosts, and when the defenses of the Wyvern Gate were breached by spectral Dragonewt magic, there was a terrible battle with the defensive spells and spirits, which destroyed the phantom Dragonewt procession. A second procession destroyed the gate’s remaining defenders, and the ghosts continued on to the ruins of the ancient Dragonewt temple, built there during the heyday of the Empire of the Wyrm’s Friends. The ruins were spiritually erected for the occasion, and the ghosts completed their ceremony. Two more processions appeared later and performed the same ritual, and for a final time, the ghosts marched around the perimeter of the ruins hissing a song which is still heard by people on occasion."

Did the ancestor attempt to protect a sacred clan space which lay close to a dragonewt site?  Perhaps physically or mentally scarred?

Did the ancestor hear the song of the dragonewts and become enamored of it?  Gain Love(dragonewt song)?

Also some interesting stuff in Glorantha Sourcebook p.183: "These phantom dragonewts were utterly indifferent to their present surroundings, passing right through solid buildings and walls as if they were not there. Their presence often disrupted local religious or magical rites, but nothing could be done to interfere with their ghostly performances.
The Red Emperor sent observers to witness the Dream, and learned that the objective of the dream was to repopulate Dara Happa with the dragonewts. He spent 6/23 preparing the Emperor’s Reply, a huge recounting of the Origins of the World that omitted the dragons from it. It was performed at Sacred Time, and as a result, the Dream stopped and no repopulation occurred. After making his reply, the Red Emperor substituted corn women for humans in the Hon-eel planting rites, to the shock and surprise of many old priestesshoods. When the protests continued, the Red Emperor released the Crimson Bat, until the Bat Feeders killed them all."

Possible that Tarsh and the Hon-eel cult there is affected by the Emperor's Response.  Could have that as an item for Lunar Tarsh specifically - e.g. If Lunar Tarsh, then go to the Emperor's Response.  If the ancestor was bolstered by the Red Emperor's magic then gain Loyalty (Red Emperor).  Or killed by the Crimson Bat in the aftermath (we know where that leads).

Also did the dragonewts disrupt a ritual the ancestor participated in?  If so, did that bring on a Random Cause of Death?  Or did it result in the priests/priestesses getting killed and the ancestor became endowed with some magical aftereffect - maybe they took up the role of priest/priestess, changing their children's destinies; or maybe they gained an unusual Rune (+10% in Moon, or Dark, or Water, or Beast)? Or they went insane - confined to the Mishap House.  

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This kind of creative work is why I asked a couple months back if Chaosium was going to make a special forum for fan created content.

Like they have for CoC.

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17 minutes ago, Pentallion said:

This kind of creative work is why I asked a couple months back if Chaosium was going to make a special forum for fan created content.

Like they have for CoC.

We asked that at a recent Convention and the answer was "Probably, eventually", but they were going to wait and see how the CoC one panned out.

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Year 1539-1544

Dragonewts' Dream

Participating Homelands: All

D20 Event

1-15    Your ancestor observed the dragonewts phantoms traversing the landscape, but kept their distance.

15-20  Your ancestor was present when conflict erupted between their people and the phantoms. Roll below; roll on the second table if the ancestor was then dwelling in the Lunar Empire.

 

D20

1-4   Found a dragonewt artifact, somehow left behind. It is an Utuma (or other Dragonewt associated object). See Runequest Bestiary, p.38

5-7   Was driven from their home by the horde of ghosts. Gain Fear (Dragonewts).

8-10 Suffered a random mishap during defensive rituals undertaken to protect their community. 1-5 roll on random cause of death table. 6-20 increase a random rune by 10%.

11-12 Witnessed the dragonewts altering the landscape and destroying or devouring spirits while attempting to defend the clan’s sacred spaces. Gain Elder Races Lore (Dragonewts) +1d6%, Reputation +1d3%. They were never the same since…

13-14 Joined in the dragonewt dance involuntarily. Learned the ‘music’ of the dance, which sometimes afterwards the ancestor would hum without thinking about it. Gain Dance +5%, There is a 20% chance that their children had purple blood or were left-handed afterwards.

15-16 Tried to stop the dragonewts by standing in their path and speaking to them and was caught up in the event. Every one said they were cursed afterwards. Gain Speak Auld Wyrmish +5%. There is a 20% chance that their children had purple blood or were left-handed afterwards.

17-18 Slain purposefully or accidentally by the dragonewt incursion. Gain Hate (Dragonewts).

19        Went to try to steal from a sealed dragonewt site. Returned alive but their spirit was missing. After that, they were called the Not-alive, and had to be driven away or destroyed. Gain Death rune +10%, Reputation +1d3%.

20       Witnessed Dream Dragon rise. Gain Fear (Dragons).

 

If in Lunar territories (Tarsh), roll instead on this table:

1-10     Roll as above.

11-15  In the Sacred Time rites, agreed to follow the Emperor’s new script. Gain Loyalty (Red Emperor), Moon +5%

16-19  Participated in the rites, but joined the protest at the corn-women innovation. Earth rune +5%. Gain Loyalty (Earth Temple)

20       Eaten by the Crimson Bat after the insurrection against the changes to the harvest festival. Reputation +1d3% Gain Fear (Crimson Bat). Your ancestor’s soul no longer exists.

Edited by jeffjerwin
fixed with help from jajagappa

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13 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

18-19 Slain purposefully or accidentally by the dragonewt incursion. Gain Hate (Dragonewts).

19

You've got two 19s.  Suggest changing 15-17 to be 15-16, adjust 18-19 to 17-18, and you should be all set.

14 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

Reduce Loyalty (Red Emperor), if present.

Suggest Loyalty (Earth Temple) instead.

14 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

Eaten by the Crimson Bat after the insurrection against the changes to the harvest festival.

Add in the standard Crimson Bat text: "Your ancestor’s soul no longer exists."

Otherwise, looks good!  I particularly liked the addition of "their children had purple blood or were left-handed afterwards".

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3 hours ago, soltakss said:

We asked that at a recent Convention and the answer was "Probably, eventually", but they were going to wait and see how the CoC one panned out.

I think they should just pop a sub forum on here and see how that works out.

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1538: Axes against the Empire

The fanatical temple orphan Palashee Longaxe leads an invasion of lowland Tarsh from the temple-fortress on Kero Fin.

Participating Homelands: Tarsh, Old Tarsh, Sartar (Far Point)

d20 Event (+5 if Tarsh or Old Tarsh)

1-10   Your ancestor did not participate in the war

11-20 Your ancestor, willingly or not, was caught up the great struggle for control of northern Dragon Pass. They were present at the battle beside and destruction of the first Temple of the Reaching Moon.

The Destruction of the Temple

1-10   Your ancestor survived. 

11-15 If Lunar Tarshite, your ancestor was killed during the massacres that followed in the wake of the Tarsh Exile host. Gain Hate (Old Tarshites). If from Old Tarsh or Far Point, your ancestor fell in honorable battle, feeding the Earth their blood.

16-20 If Lunar Tarshite, your ancestor died defending the Temple. Gain Loyalty (Red Emperor). If Old Tarshite or from Far Point, they died in the terrible fighting at the side of the Axe King. Gain Loyalty (Earth Temple).

 

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2 hours ago, jeffjerwin said:

1538: Axes against the Empire

The fanatical temple orphan Palashee Longaxe leads an invasion of lowland Tarsh from the temple-fortress on Kero Fin.

Participating Homelands: Tarsh, Old Tarsh, Sartar (Far Point)

d20 Event (+5 if Tarsh or Old Tarsh)

1-10   Your ancestor did not participate in the war

11-20 Your ancestor, willingly or not, was caught up the great struggle for control of northern Dragon Pass. They were present at the battle beside and destruction of the first Temple of the Reaching Moon.

The Destruction of the Temple

1-10   Your ancestor survived. 

11-15 If Lunar Tarshite, your ancestor was killed during the massacres that followed in the wake of the Tarsh Exile host. Gain Hate (Old Tarshites). If from Old Tarsh or Far Point, your ancestor fell in honorable battle, feeding the Earth their blood.

16-20 If Lunar Tarshite, your ancestor died defending the Temple. Gain Loyalty (Red Emperor). If Old Tarshite or from Far Point, they died in the terrible fighting at the side of the Axe King. Gain Loyalty (Earth Temple).

 

You could put this into a single table. I also note that your tables lack the "your ancestor died of other causes" option.

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